IP Fabric Certificate

IP Fabric Certificate

IP Fabric uses a secure TLS connection to access the user interface. A self-signed certificate is generated during the installation process, but by the nature of SSL/TLS, the self-signed certificate cannot be trusted as indicated in a SSL/TLS error in the web browser (for example "NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID" in Google Chrome).

We recommend that you replace the self-signed certificate with your own certificate that is signed with trusted certification authority. Doing this requires generating a certificate signing request, signing the generated certificate with a trusted certification authority and uploading the signed certificate back to IP Fabric. The step-by-step procedure is as follows:

Generate signing request (CSR):

  1. Go to Settings → Advanced → System → IP Fabric Certificate.
  2. Fill in Create a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) form.

Sign CSR:

This step depends on the vendor and particular version of your certification authority so check the vendor's documentation.

Upload signed certificate:

  1. Go to Settings → Advanced → System → IP Fabric Certificate.
  2. Click Upload (the right upper corner)
  3. Drag and drop certificate or Select file
  4. The IP Fabric web can be unresponsive for a few seconds while a new certificate is being installed
  5. Close your browser and re-open IP Fabric web UI